USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Monday Nov 10, 2014

PubEAST and PubWEST Maintenance

OCIO will perform maintenance affecting Public Examiner's Automated Search Tool (PubEAST) and Public Web-Based Examiner's Search Tool (PubWEST) beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m., Friday, November 14.

This maintenance will enable several new features:

  • Family ID-based filtering will be enabled, expanding an examiner's filtering choices to No Filtering, Application Number-based filtering and Family ID-based filtering.
  • The Foreign Patent Retrieval (FPRS) database as a searchable database within PubWEST at the Public Search Facility (PSF). Currently FPRS is only available through PubEAST.

PubEAST and PubWEST will be unavailable during the maintenance period.